My Dearest Wife,
I will write a few lines before leaving here at 10.15 for London.
We had a splendid day for shooting yesterday and some capital sport 44 pheasants (22 brace) and 48 rabbits besides 2½ brace of partridges, there were four guns. The Richmond people did not come after all as Polly was not well, but two of the Butlers from the hill dined here.
It is foggy here this morning, I shall go and see Mr Pillin presently.
Have you sent the Evesham Standard to George? Please find the two Deal papers and post to Fanny, who would like to see them, cut off the old address or they may be charged at letter rate. I have had a very good appetite the last day or two. I hope the ringworm has not gone any further, Fanny’s book says that the places should be washed every evening with soap and water or bran and water. They all seem very well here with the exception of slight cold. I hope you are keeping pretty well, dear, and are not feeling lonely, I expect you will see the Gepps several times in my absence. Kiss all the chicks for me and say I hope they are good. With much love believe me ever
Your affectionate Husband